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@cruzanlady Is the transfer applicant that you know a current FSU student or from another school? The current film student that we know has told my son that most transfer students typically come from within FSU. In her class, she knows only one transfer student who came from another university.
My son's original plan was to stay at home for a year, finish up his AA degree at the local community college, and reapply as an outside transfer next year. But, when our acquaintance told him that most transfers are usually already FSU students, that sold him on going straight to FSU. At the very least, that will give him the chance to volunteer on their film sets for a year.
We are actually heading to FSU this Friday. They are having a series of "Preview" events for newly accepted students. He'll get to tour the dorms, meet with advisors, ask questions, etc.... Each department, including the film school, is supposed to have an open house. I'm going to encourage my son to pop in there and introduce himself. Never too early to make yourself known and prove how eager you are to be a part of the program.
I'll continue to update this instead of starting a new thread, in case any other FSU film school applicants come across it. Although, maybe the subject header should have said 2017 since that is the HS graduating year of these applicants. Oh well...
My son received an email from the film school on Wednesday indicating that they are close to making decisions for the interview stage. They expect to send out those notifications by the end of next week.
That is correct. I don't know the details but I believe it is a state requirement for all Florida public universites. Also, I think that the requirement is nine credits. The typical freshman takes 6 credits in summer C. So, that leaves 3 more in some future summer session. However, I also think that there are some other ways to satisfy that requirement. For example, I'm pretty certain that it can get waived with dual enrollment or AP credits earned while in high school.
Keep in mind that my comments are pretty much based on info that I've read on these boards. Your best bet would be to contact FSU and verify with them. I'd be interested to see how accurate my understanding is.